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Fabricio Werdum vs. champ Alistair Overeem Likely for March Strikeforce

Fabricio WerdumFabricio Werdum recently told Cage Potato that he expects to challenge Strikeforce heavyweight champ Alistair Overeem when he returns in March, with a planned rematch against Fedor Emelianenko on hold while the former top-ranked heavyweight continues to work on a contract extension.

Werdum (14-4-1) upset Emelianenko with a 69-second submission in June for his third-straight win, but hasn’t fought since after undergoing elbow surgery and had hoped for a tune-up fight before returning to Strikeforce action.

Overeem (33-11) is unbeaten in nine-straight bouts, including a May title defense over Brett Rogers, and will return to kickboxing action in K-1’s World Grand Prix in Tokyo on Dec. 11.

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Pictured: Fabricio Werdum


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